I have a pony mare and we had a 16,5" seat saddle. But my trainer told me to get bigger one-that I cannot sit still in the small one and then my mare refuses to go relaxed.
I purchased synthetic light saddle, with 17"-17,5" seat.
We have been riding in I t for half a year and Liza is OK, no back soreness etc....
Is it too long for her?
From what I understood from saddlers videos etc, the weight put into the last part of the saddle is very small, the weight is the bigger in front part and decreases towards the back.....
It is the first saddle which doesnt cause her pain in few years. We tried several leather saddles, but since she is quite narrow around her whithers, we use medium gullet (mostly) in lenther saddles, but leather saddles with medium gullet are usually "round" on the part which touches the back-so she gets sore, because it puts most of the pressure in the centre and not front and back part.... (we call it here in czech that it "swings")... She seems quite satisfied under this saddle, eve the white spots from the last saddle totally disappeared while riding in this one. And she is that kind of a horse, which shows it when he is sore. Usually by taking me down while mounting
Is that right?